About

Join us for our 106th annual conference as we Reimagine & Revitalize. Our keynote speakers include Bill Graham and Kyle Sexton.

Early Registration for IACCE members is $279 for the first attendee; $239 per additional attendee from the same chamber.
Early Registration for non-IACCE members is $429 for the first attendee; $389 per additional attendee from the same chamber.

Early Registration ends October 15, 2021.

Regular Registration for IACCE members is $379 for the first attendee, $339 per additional attendee from the same chamber.
Regular Registration for non-IACCE members $529 for the first attendee, $489 per additional attendee from the same chamber .


Hotel Info

Embassy Suites by Hilton/Rockford Riverfront

Schedule

Wednesday, November 3rd
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Pre-Conference session: Introduction to Running Your Chamber presented by Dot Miller, CAE

Are you a new chamber executive? Have you run your chambers for a few years but are interested in hearing from an expert? Join Dot Miller, CAE, author of "Executive Director 101: What all Execs Need To Know For Success" and runs the Colorado Chamber Executive Association who will lead you through this fast-paced session and set you on the road to success.

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Welcome!
Ballroom

Chambers -- Stronger Together

Learn how a group of chambers worked together to envision and enact the "Chambers All In" advocacy campaign to effect legislative changes post-COVID. Learn how chambers who don't have the staff or haven't engaged in advocacy could use a similar partnership model to get started in your own efforts.

Thursday, November 4th
The Rhythm of Membership presented by Kyle Sexton

onboarding and renewals can be refined by using sequences. Learn those sequences and swipe them for your chamber

Crucial Conversations

Join your peers in one of the following categories to discuss topical issues. Rural Chamber, County Chamber, Suburban Chamber, Metro Chamber, Main Street Chamber, University Town Chamber, Chamber & Economic Development

Investment Menu Essentials presented by Kyle Sexton

We will break down the most compelling aspects of a tiered membership menu which will include features that would also benefit Chambers without tiers.

Unification as a Future-Forward Strategy to Success presented by Einar Forsman, CEO/Rockford Growth Partnership & President, Rockford Chamber of Commerce

This session will highlight Rockford’s strategy to combine two organizations – the chamber and economic development – into one stronger organization better positioning the chamber – and the community – for success.

Friday, November 5th
Reimaging Your Communications – Understanding New Habits and Needs Post Pandemic presented by Emily Hartzog, Chartwell Communications

Join us as we examine communications based on the behavior changes we’ve seen in response to the pandemic (some of which will probably stick!)

Sponsors

Speakers

Kyle Sexton
Kyle Sexton
Dot Miller, CAE
Dot Miller, CAE
CEO
The Solution
ABOUT DOT MILLER, CAE Dot Miller has been a fixture in the Colorado business community for over a decade, and in that time she has demonstrated unparalleled passion and commitment for her work and her community. Dot is the CEO of The Solution, co-Founder of the National Credentialing Institute, author of Executive Director 101 and serves as the Mayor Pro Tem on the Arvada City Council. At the helm of The Solution, an association management company that will maximize the value and potential of member organizations while stimulating growth & engagement, Dot is fiercely loyal to her clients. Prior to starting her company, Dot was the CEO of the Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado and before that the President of the Arvada Chamber of Commerce. Dot was a business owner herself for years before getting involved in the Chamber and Association worlds. She is extremely passionate about helping businesses, nonprofits and membership organizations thrive. She spends a great portion of her time working with Executive Directors, and Boards of Directors, across the country. That commitment led her to write Executive Director 101: What New Execs Need To Know For Success. This resource book helps nonprofit and membership organizations with key elements of how to run a successful organization. After owning a business that employed 30 teenagers, Dot founded a non-profit organization called the Jefferson County Business Education Alliance to help students become workforce ready; for this, she was Jefferson County Schools CTE Program's Business Person of the Year as well as Channel 7’s Everyday Hero award. She co-founded the Arvada Vitality Alliance, a non-profit organization which seeks to raise funds from private entities to benefit the many non-profits that serve Arvada. Dot currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Blues & BBQ for Better Housing Foundation. Dot’s hard work and dedication have not gone unrecognized in the community—in the past few years, she has been honored with the Denver Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award and the Arvada Young Professionals Leadership Award. The Denver Post named her one of Tomorrow’s Most Influential Women in Colorado. The Association of Colorado Chambers of Commerce (ACCC)awarded her the CEO of the Year. Dot lives in Arvada, Colorado, with her husband Ranger and her dog Diesel. Dot and Ranger were recently presented with the Image Award in Arvada for all they do for their community.
Emily Hartzog
Emily Hartzog
Vice President
Chartwell Agency
Emily Hartzog is Vice President with Chartwell Agency, a full-service marketing firm based in Rockford, IL that specializes in communications for healthcare, financial, education and economic development clients.. She has more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and public relations as well as a strong background in strategic planning, training, and crisis communications. In her position at Chartwell Agency, Emily leads the training and strategic planning service line while enjoying her roots in marketing with a variety of branding, websites and marketing campaign projects for clients. Emily was named to Rockford’s inaugural class of Rockford’s 40 Leaders Under 40 and serves or has served on numerous non-profit boards. In addition to her active volunteer efforts she is also an owner, instructor and a performer with the Aloha Hula Girls Polynesian Dance Group.
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